Emerging technologies across the manufacturing supply chain

Join WIG as we bring together an expert cross-sector panel to discuss the disruptive emerging technologies shaping the future of the UK’s manufacturing sector:

  • Industrial digitialisation 
  • IoT and Industry 4.0; the 'smart' connected factory 
  • Additive manufacturing and advanced materials
  • Automation, AI and machine learning

About the speakers:

  • Clare Porter

    Head of Manufacturing - Advanced Manufacturing Directorate

    Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Mark McNally

    Interim Challenge Director, Manufacturing Made Smarter

    UK Research & Innovation

    Mark McNally has over 30 years' experience in the automotive industry holding  senior management positions in Product Engineering, Programme Management, Manufacturing Operations & Engineering Research, both in the UK and abroad. Since 2008, Mark led a portfolio of future mobility R&D projects, most notable the UKs largest government funded automotive research programme ‘Evoque-e’ the  technology forerunner to the Jaguar fully electric iPace. In 2017, Mark was appointed Head of Global Manufacturing Innovation within Jaguar Land Rover’s Manufacturing Group, accountable for the overall development of the innovation strategy, building a diverse network of collaborations to inform technology roadmaps in: future connected factories, human centric manufacturing, immersive virtual environments, autonomous assembly and digital transformation. The Chartered Engineer is the holder of several UK and worldwide patents in product design and manufacturing production systems. In 2019 he was appointed UKRI’s Interim Challenge Director for Manufacturing Made Smarter leading cross sector development of digital tools and techniques to transform UK manufacturing productivity and capabilities enabling the UK to be a global leader in the 4th Industrial Revolution.




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